There aren’t a ton of instances in which education reporters find themselves in potentially life or death situations, but in a long career they can happen.
Way back in Spring 2008, LA Times reporter Howard Blume fought to get himself on campus in the chaotic aftermath of a large-scale lunchtime disruption between groups of students.
Last Spring during the unrest in Baltimore, Sun reporter Erica Green found herself in or near the thick of things.
All out war between kids and police pic.twitter.com/19y4YJ2Y5X
— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) April 27, 2015
And way back in 2001, WNYC reporter Beth Fertig covered 9/11. Watch her talk about that experience in the video below, produced last week in honor of the anniversary.
There are certainly other examples — please let us know.